Aidan Gillen gives an electric performance in this blackly funny British drama mixing the tender treatment of dysfunction in Rain Man with the bleak urban redemption of The Fisher King. For reasons known only to himself, architect Tom (Tom Fisher) has abandoned his young family and taken to the streets of south London where he forms a halting relationship with Gillen. As their bond deepens – thanks in part to a kitten named Treacle Jr – the story gravitates toward a conclusion that’s as hard won as it is inescapable. Funny, touching and gritty.
Director: Jamie Thraves.
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